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East Aurora Art Walk
The Living American Art, Inc., 55 5th Ave., New York
Cornelius A. Bartels
Jean Benner
Julius Bien
Thomas Blinks
M. Henry Bonnefoi
Anatol Bouchet
John Brach & Sean Witucki
McLoughlin Brothers, NY
Catherine Brown
Frances Brundage
Samuel John Carter
Detroit Publishing Co. (AKA Detroit Photographic Co.)
Holmes Company, Inc., Chicago, IL [for Guy B. Holmes]
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Luigi Corti
Alice Cranston Fenner (of Artyle Studios)
E. Conyne Daly
Leon Emile Fernand Danchin
Tano de Simone
Walt Disney Company
Grace G. Drayton
F. Dürrnberger
Josef Eidenberger
E. Hedley Fitton
Myles 'Birket' Foster
Rachelle Francis
Giuseppe Gambino
Marie-Francois Firmen Girard
Elaine Grisanti
Charles Wesley Haist
William Harring Von Ammon (AKA William Harring)
Karl Herzog
Mindy Hesslink
Curtis & Cameron, Inc., Boston, MA & NYC
Colegrove Bros., Inc., Publishing-Buffalo, NY
Reproducta, Inc.-Publishers
Willy Jäger (AKA Willy Jager)
Dennis Barraclough & James Vullo (1914-1999)
Lawrence Josset
Sarita Kennedy Arden
Joseph Keppler, Jr. (AKA Uto J. Keppler)
Michael Killelea
Alonzo Kimball
Willy Köchler
Karoline Korössy (Korossy)
L. Kreitz
Western New York Land Conservancy
Maria Laurendi
Sir Thomas Lawrence, PRA, FRS
Le Roy
Sir Frederick Leighton, PRA
Bernard Lignon
Ivan Lindhé
Niagara Lithograph Co.
Gray Lithographic Co., NY
Antonio Lonza
Mario Mariani
V. Mariani
G. Mariani
Louis Mettling
Mill Road Scenic Overlook
Roderic Montagu O'Connor
Geoff Mowery
G. Nasi
Byron Glee Newton
Cindi O'Mara
Emanuel Oberhauser (or Emmanuel Oberhauser)
Susan Z. Ott
Hickok & Pate, NY
Henry Greenwood Peabody
Ruth Carolyn Percival
Laura Perillo
Columbia Pictures Corporation
Peter Potter
Taber Prang Art Co.
Sherrill Primo
GG Co. Publishing
Hatcher Publishing Co. (AKA Hatcher-Fagin Pub. Co.)
Aldo Rando
H.W. Ranger
Joanna Ransom
National Remembrance Shop, Washington, DC
Review of Reviews Company, NY
Inge Riches
John A. Ruthven
F. Schenkel
Kath Schifano
Pieter Hendrik Schor
Tavik Frantisek Simon
Buffalo Society of Artists
Norine Spurling
Frederick A. Stokes Company
Artyle Studios (also Cranston-Fenner Studio)
Thomas Sully
Ivor I.J. Symes (AKA Ivor Isaac John Symes)
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
Raphael Tuck & Son's Publishing
G.J. Unknown
George Frederic Watts
Kathy Weber
Joseph Quinn Whipple, Sr.
James A. McNeill Whistler
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski
Judy Winklhofer
Milo Winter
John Witcombe
WNY Members of the National Collage Society
Thomas Waterman Wood
Lee Woodward Zeigler
Owen Cullen Yates
John S. Montague
John Montague (American, 1944-) was born in 1944 in upstate New York but grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition to a 37 year college teaching career in art and design history he has also worked as a practicing designer, artist, illustrator and film animator. After arriving in Buffalo in 1984 to set up the History of Design program at Buffalo State, he played an active role in historic preservation and urban planning, serving for years on the Boards of the Preservation Coalition, Landmark Society, the City Preservation Board and various city planning commissions.

In 1988 with two colleagues in the Design Department John started the boat building program at Buffalo State. It soon evolved into the Center for Watercraft Studies, the Sea Fever Project, then The Buffalo Community Boating Center, and the Buffalo State College Maritime Center. More recently they broke away from Buffalo State College and are now known as the Buffalo Maritime Center of which John is the Executive Director. The Maritime Center allows him to pursue his life long passion for sailing and designing boats as well as his scholarly interests in the history of naval architecture. The Maritime Center has not only become a center for studying, building, and restoring boats but also an effective program for community outreach and waterfront development. As Director of the Maritime Center, a board member of the Buffalo Yacht Club and an architectural historian, he has been actively involved in the redevelopment of Buffalo’s waterfront. His recent focus on marine painting draws on this broad range of diverse interests, experiences, passions and skills.

“I have loved drawing since early childhood. One of my earliest recollections was our father supplying us with large rolls of news print. My brother and I would start drawing at opposite ends - usually great battle scenes! In the drawing process we would often trade places and rework and eventually destroy each other’s work. We spent hours using drawing as a competitive sport.”

In high school he started painting large 4’ x 5’ masonite panels of grandiose monumental subjects like ‘Napoleon’s Retreat from Russia', however, by the time he started college in the early sixties he opted to major in history and archaeology. Nevertheless he continued to draw and paint, and in the meantime began to do “portraits” of peoples’ homes. This not only provided terrifying lessons in perspective drawing under pressure but also developed into a thriving business, a business prosperous enough to pay his way to Oxford to study archaeology and travel in France and Germany. In graduate school he discovered Art History and went on to get a doctorate in French Medieval Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His analytical drawing skills became essential tools in his research on medieval mason’s geometry. In fact, his final dissertation included over 2,000 drawings of French Romanesque sculptured ornament measured and drawn on site of over 300 medieval churches and monasteries. While in the midst of his medieval studies he was inspired by the beginnings of the film studies movement centered at the University and subsequently threw himself into animation and experimental film. In addition to producing a conventional but partially animated film “The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright”, he began a film animation program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater which he would run for the next ten years. While continuing to study medieval design, art and technology and developing the foundations for design history, he taught figure drawing, anatomy and perspective in Wisconsin, Denmark and England before coming to Buffalo. His perspective and architectural rendering courses culminated in the publication of his book Basic Perspective Drawing, first published in 1984 (Van Nostrand) and now entering its 5th edition (John Wiley Spring of 2009). In addition to his two books on boat building he has written numerous articles and papers on a wide range of subjects.

“My current painting projects are appropriately focused on maritime subjects which allow me to draw upon both my historical and aesthetic interests. I am particularly fascinated by the long neglected maritime history of the Great Lakes. Some of my drawings and paintings are boats which I have designed, built, owned or used. Others are carefully researched historical reconstructions and visualizations of the lost realities.”

To visit the The Buffalo Maritime Center website, please follow the

"It is the Maritime Center's mission to study and celebrate the rich maritime heritage of the Niagara Frontier and to encourage and promote public access to the area's historic waterfront and waterways."

Buffalo Maritime Center
90 Arthur Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
Museum/Boatshop: (716) 881-0111

Hours, open to the public:
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10:00-5:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00-Noon

(Source: Bio from John S. Montague, 06/2008; the Buffalo Maritime Center brochure.)